goodbye 2014

DSC_0004Rounding out the end of the year with a solid finish – a commission for an etsy customer of an oldie-but-a-goodie, the Modern Drunkard’s Path. One of my plans for 2015 is to make a few of these, maybe one a month as a base goal, and post them on my shop. There are lot of other plans, though, and this is not the big one by any means.

I’ve done a good bit of soul searching this year, and one of the striking realizations I’ve made is that teaching is “my thing.” Dare we call it “my calling?” The last few years of teaching at gather here have been an eye-opener and a game-changer, and I have learned as much as I have taught. I’m doing this thing I never knew I could do, and I’ve gotten really good at it. It fulfills me. It gives me a purpose beyond the everyday and makes me happy. Finally, I have become that person who says they love their job and means it. I am extremely grateful to Virginia for taking a chance on me and giving me the opportunity to be part of her team of awesome. And I am extremely thankful for all the wonderful people I have met through gather here. And that’s not to mention the students, all the wonderful people who have taken my classes. I am immensely grateful for them all. And you, for reading this. Thank you!

I’m snuggled up with my kids, tying up some loose bits before we ring in 2015, and I am hugely grateful for the many many wonderful people in my life. 2015 is bursting with potential, and I cannot wait to see what we make with it. Happy New Year, folks!

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One thought on “goodbye 2014

  1. It doesn’t surprise me that teaching at Gather Here and elsewhere has become your thing. You are very good at it, and the topic is one in which you are clearly expert and invested. Here’s to a happy 2015!

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